12th Annual Wexford Intercollegiate

Wexford Plantation hosted the 12th annual Wexford Intercollegiate Tournament on Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  The three-day Intercollegiate began with a Collegiate Pro Am event on Sunday, followed by tournament play on Monday and Tuesday.

Participating schools included Gardner-Webb, Winthrop, USC- Aiken, Radford, Akron University, Cleveland State, Francis Marion, Mercer, High Point, Wofford College, Davidson College, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Presbyterian College, Oakland, Siena College, Dartmouth and Hartford.

Congratulations to Gardner-Webb for taking home the win with a final score of 882. Congratulations to first place individual finisher, Myles Creighton (Radford), with a final score of 212, and second place individual finisher, Vincent Blanchette (Gardner-Webb), with a final score of 215.

Team Results

Individual Results

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Congratulations Gardner-Webb University!

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Pictured from left to right: Myles Creighton & Vincent Blanchette

Golfweek’s Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S.

We are proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Wexford’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course was recognized as one of the Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S. by Golfweek. The announcement is featured in their annual “Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living & Great Escapes.” 

To view the complete list, visit Golfweek.com.

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Remembering a Legend, Arnold Palmer

On October 20, 2011, in conjunction with Arnold Palmer’s return to the island for the grand opening of Wexford’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Hilton Head Island Mayor Drew Laughlin proclaimed the day to be “Arnold Palmer Day.”

According to Mayor Laughlin, “Our town and community are committed to excellence in all that we do…and nothing exemplifies this better than Arnold Palmer and Wexford’s new golf course.

That day was incredibly special to all here at Wexford, as we greeted Palmer and welcomed him into our community. As we look back at his life, we cherish the time he spent here, and will cherish those memories for forever.

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Island Packet Accolades

And the winner goes to…

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IPWe are proud to announce that Wexford Plantation was recognized in the 2016 Island Packet Readers’ Choice Awards for:

– Best Tennis Club
– Best Racquet Club
– Best Tennis Pro, Patrick Mason

(who’s been with us for over 20 years!)

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Best Golf Holes_2016The Island Packet received over 6,000 votes for “The Best 18 Golf Holes on Hilton Head Island.” We are excited to announce that No. 9. 15, 17 & 18 were voted into the top rankings.


Thank you to all who voted in the recent Island Packet surveys!

About the Island Packet: The Island Packet is the leading news and information sources for the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Pro’s Tip- Stop Hitting Yourself

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Head Golf Professional, Casey Jones

Ever pay attention to how much you use your wrist while chipping?  One of the most common flaws in chipping, putting and even full swing is the overuse of your wrist in the impact zone.

Test yourself: take an alignment stick from the driving range and stick it into the butt end of a sand wedge, allowing about two feet of the stick to hang out. Now, starting with the stick against your left side, take a few small swings. If the stick hits you in the left side during the follow-through, your wrist is being too active (a flaw that is very common and leads to short-game misery). Make sure the left wrist remains rigid as the clubface passes through the impact zone. Practicing this drill will force you to keep your hands/upper body moving through the impact zone and produce better contact and consistency.

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And “Best Golf Course/Club” goes to…

IP Readers' logo 2012 big (2)We are proud to announce that Wexford was recognized as “Best Golf Course/Club” in the 2015 Island Packet Readers’ Choice Awards.

 

Once a year, the Hilton Head/Bluffton area newspaper hosts an online Readers’ Choice Awards contest. This year, the nomination period was May 4-11 and voting period was May 13-22. The winners were announced in The Island Packet’s Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section on Friday, June 26th.

Wexford’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course was also honored “Best Golf Course/Club” in The Island Packet Readers’ Choice Awards in 2013.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Time to Get Your Plaid On!

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PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage presented by Boeing (April 13-19)! 

11 am today marked the start of the 47th Annual Heritage Tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort – complete with a parade, opening tee shot by defending champion Matt Kuchar on the 18th hole and a cannon blast over the Calibouge Sound.  Drawing attention from some of the world’s greatest golfers (including 2015 Masters Champion, Jordan Spieth!), RBC Heritage is a national and local phenomenon alike!

For those attending RBC Heritage this year, be sure to review this year’s parking/transportation policies

In celebration of Heritage – and in true Heritage tradition here at Wexford – we’ll offer our Heritage Grill Night a la carte menu Thursday, April 16th through Saturday, April 18th.  We have some great starters to “Tee Off” with including Wexford’s She Crab Soup, Classic Caesar Salad, Wedge Salad and Plaid Salad (now that just sounds like a winner!!), followed by the “Main Event,” showcasing Prime Filet Mignon, Bone-In Prime Ribeye, New Zealand Lamb, Prime NY Strip, Fried Soft Shell Crab, Chilean Sea Bass, Dry-Aged Ribeye and Grilled Double-Cut Berkshire Pork Chops. Call the Clubhouse to make your reservations – (843) 715-0912.

Is RBC Hertiage giving you the drive to get out on the golf course? Call the Golf Shop to book your tee times on our Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course – (843) 686-8812!

Heritage Volunteers 2014

Two of our very own Wexford Members volunteered as announcers at last year’s RBC Heritage. Who will you spot volunteering this year?

IJGT & Wexford Intercollegiate

Throughout the year, Wexford has the opportunity to host some amazing tournaments – both private member events, as well as outside events.  Most recently we opened our Arnold Palmer Signature course to two young groups of golfers.ijgt

On Saturday, January 31st and Sunday, February 1st, we hosted the International Junior Golf Tour – where some of the BEST pre-teens and teens from around the world took on our course. Click here for those tournament results.

Sunday, February 22nd through Tuesday, February 24th, we hosted the 10th annual Wexford Intercollegiate Tournament.  The three day tournament began with a Collegiate Pro Am (Sunday) followed by 36-Holes over the next two days (Monday and Tuesday).  Participating schools include: Francis Marion, Charleston Southern, Western Carolina, William & Mary, Elon, Campbell, USC-Aiken, Wofford, Presbyterian, Radford, Georgia Southern, Tennessee Tech, Furman, Cleveland State, Richmond, Dayton, Austin Peay, Ohio and Virginia Commonwealth. Final results:
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Congratulations to J.T. Poston from Western Carolina University - 1st Place Player Congratulations to Wofford College - 1st Place Team Congratulations to Georgia Southern University - T-2 Team Congratulations to Charleston Southern University - T-2 Team

Congratulations to all the young golfers who recently played our course!

To learn more, contact Scott Hunter, Director of Golf, at (843) 686-8812.

Wexford Plantation Receives Golf Course and Tennis Facility Accolades

We are proud to announce that Wexford Plantation made a huge jump on Golfweek’s Golfweek Best Residential Courses LogoResidential Top 100 list for 2015, leaping 28 spots (from 2014) to #66 Best Residential Course in America.  The announcement will be featured in Golfweek’s annual “The Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living & Great Escapes” this November.

We are also honored and pleased to report that the Wexford Plantation has been selected to receive one of twelve 2014 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Awards. The United States Tennis Association’s Outstanding Facility Award Program was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those facilities whose efforts make such a positive statement about the vitality of the game. Wexford Plantation is active in all USTA events, including Spring USTA Season, Combo Mixed Doubles, Combo Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles, Junior Team Tennis, Flex Leagues and USTA sanctioned tournaments.

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